ZapForum Webcast April 2005 — Controlling Your SOA
Presentation from April 2005 Webcast, starring guest experts Dan Foody, CTO, Actional and John Derrick, CEO of Conformative. To view replay, click here Overview: Setting the Stage: ZapThink Analysts Listen to ZapThink analysts Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer talk about Structuring Your Organization to Take Control of your SOA projects. What are the changes that companies must make today in their IT organizational structure to make adopting SOA a possibility, if not a reality? Guest Expert: Dan Foody, CTO of Actional. Dan will address the five key tenets of achieving true command and control of your SOA environment, and provide specific guidelines to enable companies to secure, deploy and manage Web services applications across the SOA lifecycle, with solutions that meet the needs of SOA stakeholders throughout the organization. Guest Expert: John Derrick, CEO, Conformative Systems…

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ZapThink Announces New Service-Oriented Architecture Webcast “Radio Talk Show”
April Webcast on Controlling your SOA, May Webcast on the Great Debate between ESBs and Fabrics WALTHAM, MA, March 3, 2005 — ZapThink is announcing a refreshing, new Webcast series aimed at the rapidly growing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) market. Run like a call-in radio “talk show”, starting in April 2005, ZapThink will host a monthly online ZapForum Webcast. Each Webcast start with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature a guest or two who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Afterwards, the rest of the hour is open to the audience for Q&A and shared experiences, who will call in with their own SOA challenges and issues. Attendance at each Webcast is free and open to all registered ZapThink users. “Sometimes irreverent, often controversial, but always insightful, the goal of this Webcast is to grow the network of SOA…

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Announcing ZapForum Webcasts: The Hottest New Concept for People Interested in SOA Today!
Think of a call-in radio talk show combined with presentations from ZapThink’s leading experts. Now throw in an ever-growing network of influential SOA implementers. Add insightful commentary from guest speakers, and you have a ZapForum Webcast – the hottest new concept for people interested in SOA today! Sometimes Irreverent Often Controversial Always Insightful Every month ZapThink will host the online ZapForum Webcast. Each Webcast will start with thought-provoking content lead by ZapThink SOA experts. After this session, the ZapForum Webcast will feature a guest or two who will present, speak, and take Q&A from online attendees. Afterwards, the rest of the hour is open to the audience for Q&A and shared experiences, so expect to hear what’s really on people’s minds! Attendance at each Webcast is open to all registered ZapThink users! JOIN AND LEVERAGE THE GROWING NETWORK OF EDUCATED, INFORMED, AND INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE MAKING SOA…

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Grand Central Communications: Integration on Demand
The Grand Central Business Services Network offers an implementation of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) that follows the “on demand” model of delivering software functionality as a Service. Through a virtualized set of integration and Service capabilities, businesses connect to the Business Services Network, allowing them to combine and share business Services within and between organizations without the constraints of having to pay for and host their own integration infrastructure. In addition to a wide range of Services that Grand Central provides, third-party companies and partners also publish Services to the Network for global access and sharing by partners, customers and other business units. The Business Services Network thus offers the capabilities, business value, and agility benefits of Service-oriented integration as a Service to multiple companies, allowing them to conduct business with each other in a flexible, cost-effective manner, without having the bear the burden of ongoing infrastructure investment.[hide -1]…

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ZapThink: XML Inefficiency Choking Networks
Market for High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML to reach $1.2 Billion by 2010 WALTHAM, MA, November 16, 2004 — The rapid adoption of XML and Web Services has a significant downside. As network traffic based on XML increases, IT data center administrators and developers are quickly realizing that the operational inefficiencies of XML are bogging down their general-purpose hardware and software, according to ZapThink’s latest report, “High Performance and Appliance Approaches for XML.” Increased requirements for advanced security, reliability, and scalability can put an overwhelming burden on existing network infrastructure that is already stretched to the limit handling basic XML processing tasks. As a result, customers are increasingly demanding a new class of appliance and optimized software solutions to handle their XML processing needs. “Network traffic increases due to the increasing quantity and size of messages, both XML and non-XML based, will tax existing corporate IT…

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Identity & Access Management: Fundamental Prerequisites for Service-Oriented Architectures
This webinar will focus on ways to tackle the complex challenges that can arise in Identity Management when developing a Service-Oriented Architecture. Topics to be covered: The role of Identity Management in SOA design and implementation Identity mapping across multiple domains and enterprises Assuring SOA security amidst diverse and heterogeneous Identity Management environments Managing Identity in “compound applications” that are comprised of multiple interdependent Web services. In addition, we will explore the case study of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 Utility business that worked through the challenges of instituting an effective Identity Management solution for their SOA. Ronald Schmelzer, senior analyst and founder of Zapthink, is a well-known expert in the field of XML and XML-based standards and initiatives. Ron has been featured in and has written for periodicals, and has spoken at numerous industry conferences including XML One, Comdex, and Internet World on the topic of XML.

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SOA Governance
In today’s tough business climate of heightened competition, complex regulations, and constant change, the issue of corporate governance has risen to the top of many executives’ minds. Management must be able to set the groundrules that everybody within their company has to follow, they must require the visibility needed to confirm that people are following the rules, and they must have the control necessary to make the appropriate adjustments. No area of an enterprise’s operations are as complex as information technology (IT). Combine this complexity with the typical IT shop’s inflexibility and opacity, and it’s no wonder that IT governance is the most critical area of corporate governance in today’s competitive enterprise. Of all the different elements and processes that make up IT governance, the ones that focus on enterprise architecture are the most important, because architecture provides the framework for the IT infrastructure and its use within the…

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Systinet's Leadership Grows with over 50,000 Registered Web Service and SOA Enablers
“For many enterprises, Web services have moved beyond the hype stage and are now a reality, as companies take the next step and build Service-Oriented Architectures,” said Jason Bloomberg, senior analyst at ZapThink. “Systinet was early to the Web services scene and has set the pace for the SOA enablement technology market ever since. 50,000 users is a significant milestone for an independent vendor, making Systinet a clear thought leader for Web services enablement.” Read more at: Business Wire…

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